I am a Research Professor in economics at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the head of GATE-Lab at the University of Lyon, France. I am the President of the Economic Science Association (ESA), the founding President of the French association of experimental economics (ASFEE), and a former President of the French Economic Association (AFSE). I am a Fellow of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) and a member of the Academia Europaea, IZA and GLO. I have been awarded the Silver Medal of CNRS in 2017.

I am Department Editor at Management Science, Advisory Editor at Experimental Economics, and Honorary Editor at the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. I am a member of the French group of experts on the minimum wage.

My main research interests are behavioral and experimental economics applied to the analysis of the efficiency of incentives, the dynamics of social norms, ethics and dishonesty, biases in the transmission of information, and the demand and supply of ignorance. I have published more than 125 papers, in various journals including the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and PNAS.

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CNRS – Univ Lyon - GATE (Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique)

93, Chemin des Mouilles 69130 Ecully (France)

Phone: +33 (0)472 86 60 79. E -mail: villeval@gate.cnrs.fr

IZA personal page: https://www.iza.org/person/1473/marie-claire-villeval

SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=363396

ResearcherID : H-7773-2017

ORCID : 0000-0001-8578-5449